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Parts washer upgrade

Postby Busboy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:13 pm

I have made an amazing improvement on my Harbor Freight parts washer. I bought a closeout water heater element at Home Depot for 5.00. It is rated at 1500 watts and operates on 110 volts. I drilled a hole in the side of the tank and installed the heater element with its O-ring and locknut on the inside. It absolutely doesn't leak and the results are amazing! I use a water based heavy duty degreaser from Home Depot. It was only about 10.00 for a gallon. This combination of heat and degreaser will take the paint off of oil pans easily. It gets so hot that after an hour I have to turn it off because the steam is so great. It takes about an hour to heat up to full temp. :D :D :D
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Re: Parts washer upgrade

Postby Wilfred of Ivanhoe » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:17 pm

Wait, it will take the paint off?! as in a home made blaster alternative? :evil:
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Re: Parts washer upgrade

Postby KRob » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:48 pm

Yeah, please confirm that it takes paint off and so forth.

Can you give us a link for the degreaser you use.
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Re: Parts washer upgrade

Postby Busboy » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:30 pm

I used Purple Power.
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Re: Parts washer upgrade

Postby 48prerunner » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:25 pm

Do you have to wear rubber gloves?


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